In order to qualify for the SIA Ecodesign label a stove has to have been independently tested by an approved lab and met the emissions criteria for Ecodesign.
The test results then must be verified by HETAS. The stove will then be listed on the HETAS web site (use the HETAS query engine to view the list of verified stoves or go to the SIA web site).
SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves will meet the DEFRA exemption criteria but the stove must still be tested for DEFRA exemption, until Ecodesign becomes law in 2022, in order to be used is a smoke control area.
As it is an SIA sponsored label, it can only be applied to SIA member stoves.
Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lower emissions. It is due to come into force in the UK in 2022. The main manufacturers in the SIA have decided to release stoves that will meet the lower emission limits now, five years early.
Independent tests have shown that an Ecodesign Ready stove produces 90% fewer emissions than an open fire and 84% fewer than a stove of ten years ago.
The Ecodesign Ready scheme is verified by Hetas and supported by DEFRA. The SIA Ecodesign Ready label will set the standard for the most environmentally friendly stoves available today.
The Ecodesign Ready label will clearly inform consumers that the stove will meet the new stringent emission limits.